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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Bryan Moss
In this light, it makes absolutely no sense
> whatsoever to give *any* money to provide a "safety net"
> for the needy: you're simply diverting resources that could
> have a far greater impact, given time. When we emphasise
> the public sector we do so out of a romanticized sense of
> what good should be - pure, direct, and heartfelt - rather
> than a rational sense of how good is achieved.
Hmmm...what if that needy kid who died at the age of nine from complications
associated with staph infection would have turned out to be the inventor of
some crucial technology without which the future is grim rather than happy?
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